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Hummer H1 Towing Capacity: Can It Tow a Trailer, Boat, or Jet Ski?

The Hummer H1 has been discontinued since 2006. Still, it remains to be a popular car thanks to its remarkable power capabilities. One of these capabilities is its towing capacity. In this article, we’ll give the exact towing capacities of various variants of this car and find out if any car beats Hummer H1 in the towing game.

The 2005 – 2006 Hummer has a maximum towing capacity of 9,036 pounds. The 2004 model has a towing capacity of 7,592, and the models from 2003 and before can tow up to 7,646 pounds. These numbers are derived from unofficial sources as GMC has not provided the exact towing details for this car.

Now that we have identified the maximum towing capacity of the Hummer H1, let’s discuss in detail what you can tow with this car. Following are various tables and details that provide you an analysis of the towing capacity of this car in relevance with several trailer types. Let’s get started.

Also, read Hummer H2 Towing Capacity & Hummer H3 Towing Capacity.

Maximum Towing Capacity By Year

The following table highlights the towing capacities of several variants of this car over the years. As these figures are derived from unofficial sources, most users agree on these towing limits, while others believe that the numbers can go even further up to 9,500 pounds. If you have a Hummer H1 and are looking to test its limits, keep in mind that the towing conditions might not suit your vehicle on a given day.

There has been an improvement in the towing numbers in the latest 2005 and 2006 variants. This means that GMC has improved this jeep for towing purposes, and you can use it for regular towing expeditions in tough conditions.

YearEngineTow capacity (lbs)Note
2006All9,036Always keep tow-loads within specified limits.
2005All9,036Always keep tow-loads within specified limits.
2004All7,592Always keep tow-loads within specified limits.
2003All7,646Always keep tow-loads within specified limits.
2002All7,646Always keep tow-loads within specified limits.
2001All7,646Always keep tow-loads within specified limits.
2000All7,646Always keep tow-loads within specified limits.

Can It Tow a Trailer, Boat, or Jet Ski?

Not all trailers have the same weight and size. Therefore, we have done an extensive research to identify the weighing limits of different types of trailers. We have then matched these weight limits against the towing capacity Hummer H1.

The latest 2005 and 2006 Hummer H1 variants can tow all sorts of small, medium, and large-sized trailers with a maximum weight limit of 9,036 pounds. This car is designed to provide you a high-quality towing service, and you can safely test its abilities within the defined limits. There are, however, a few trailers, such as a large boat trailer and a large utility trailer, that might be “too much” for this car. Thus, make sure that they are not fully loaded before you tow them with your Hummer H1.

Trailer TypeAverage Empty Weight (lbs.)Average Total Loaded Weight (lbs.)Can A Hummer H1 Tow It?[SK1]
Canoe / Kayak Trailer200                                                 400Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Jet Ski Trailer300                                              1,800Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Motorcycle Trailer500                                              2,400Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Teardrop Trailer1,700                                              2,400Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Small Open Utility Trailer700                                              2,500Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
A-Frame Camper1,700                                              2,900Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Small Enclosed Utility Trailer1,000                                              3,200Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Fishing Boat Trailer600                                              3,300Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Pop Up Camper2,300                                              3,400Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Small Travel Trailer2,800                                              3,600Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Tow Dolly600                                              4,000Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Large Enclosed Utility Trailer2,700                                              7,100Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Small Horse Trailer2,900                                              7,200Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Large Travel Trailer6,700                                              8,300Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Car Trailer1,900                                              9,000Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Large Flatbed Trailer3,000                                            10,400It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Large Boat Trailer2,200                                            13,600It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Dump Trailer4,500                                            16,900It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Toy Hauler7,60017,900It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Large Livestock Trailer7,300                                            18,700It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
5th Wheel Camper12,700                                            18,700No.
Gooseneck Flatbed Trailer7,200                                            23,200It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
  • Kayak: All Hummer H1 models will be able to tow a kayak trailer. On average, an empty kayak trailer will weigh 200 pounds. A loaded kayak trailer will weigh an average of 400 pounds with a maximum of 800 pounds which is well within the range of the Hummer H1.
  • Jet Ski Trailer: All Hummer H1 models will be able to tow a jet ski trailer. On average, an empty jet ski trailer will weigh 300 pounds. A loaded jet ski trailer will weigh an average of 1,800 pounds with a maximum of 3,000 pounds which is within the range of the Hummer H1.
  • Motorcycle Trailer: All Hummer H1 models will be able to tow a motorcycle trailer. On average, an empty motorcycle trailer will weigh 500 pounds. A loaded motorcycle trailer will weigh an average of 2,400 pounds with a maximum of 3,500 which is within the range of the  Hummer H1.
  • Teardrop Trailer: All Hummer H1 models will be able to tow a teardrop trailer. On average, an empty teardrop trailer will weigh 1,700 pounds. A loaded teardrop trailer will weigh an average of 2,400 pounds which is within the range of the  Hummer H1. Some teardrop trailers will weigh a maximum of 6,000 pounds which is also within the limits of the Hummer H1.
  • Small Open Utility Trailer: All Hummer H1 models will be able to tow a small open utility trailer. On average, an empty small open utility trailer will weigh 700 pounds. A loaded small open utility trailer will weigh an average of 2,500 pounds with a maximum of 3,000 pounds which is within the range of the  Hummer H1.
  • A-Frame Camper: All Hummer H1 models will be able to tow an a-frame camper. On average, an empty a-frame camper weighs 1,700 pounds. A loaded a-frame camper will weigh an average of 2,900 pounds with a maximum of 3,600 pounds which is within the range of the Hummer H1.
  • Small Enclosed Utility Trailer: All  Hummer H1 models will be able to tow a small enclosed utility trailer. On average, an empty small enclosed utility trailer weighs 1,000 pounds. A loaded small enclosed utility trailer will weigh an average of 3,200 pounds with a maximum of 7,000 pounds which is within the range of the  Hummer H1.
  • Fishing Boat Trailer: All  Hummer H1 models will be able to tow a fishing boat trailer. On average, an empty fishing boat trailer weighs 600 pounds. A loaded fishing boat trailer will weigh an average of 3,300 pounds with a maximum of 6,000 pounds which is within the range of the  Hummer H1.
  • Pop-Up Camper: All  Hummer H1 models will be able to tow a pop-up camper. On average, an empty pop-up camper weighs 2,300 pounds. A loaded pop-up camper will weigh an average of 3,400 pounds with a maximum of 4,000 pounds which is within the range of the  Hummer H1.
  • Small Travel Trailer: All  Hummer H1 models will be able to tow a small travel trailer. On average, an empty small travel trailer weighs 2,800 pounds. A loaded small travel trailer will weigh an average of 3,600 pounds with a maximum of 4,500 pounds which is within the range of the  Hummer H1.
  • Tow Dolly: All Hummer H1 models will be able to tow an empty tow dolly. On average, an empty tow dolly weighs 600 pounds. A loaded tow dolly will weigh an average of 4,000 pounds with a maximum of 5,000 pounds which is within the range of the  Hummer H1.
  • Large Enclosed Utility Trailer: All  Hummer H1 models will be able to tow an empty large enclosed utility trailer. On average, an empty large enclosed utility trailer weighs 2,700 pounds. A loaded large enclosed utility trailer weighs an average of 7,100 pounds with a maximum of 10,000 pounds, outside of the range of the  Hummer H1.
  • Small Horse Trailer: All Hummer H1 models will be able to tow a small horse trailer. On average, an empty small horse trailer weighs 2,900 pounds. A loaded small horse trailer weighs an average of 7,200 pounds with a maximum of 8,000 pounds which is within the range of the  Hummer H1.
  • Car Trailer: All  Hummer H1 models will be able to tow an empty car trailer. On average, an empty car trailer weighs 1,900 pounds. A loaded car trailer weighs an average of 9,000 pounds with a maximum of 15,000 pounds, outside of the range of the Hummer H1.
  • Large Flatbed Trailer: All Hummer H1 models will be able to tow an empty large flatbed trailer. On average, an empty  large flatbed trailer weighs 3,000 pounds. A loaded large flatbed trailer weighs an average of 10,400 pounds with a maximum of 26,000 pounds, outside of the range of the Hummer H1.
  • Large Boat Trailer: All Hummer H1 models will be able to tow an empty large boat trailer. On average, an empty large boat trailer weighs 2,200 pounds. A loaded large boat trailer weighs an average of 13,600 pounds with a maximum of 34,000 pounds, outside of the range of the Hummer H1.

How Well Can It Tow Compared to its Competitors?

Back in the day, Hummer H1 used to be the crown jewel of GMC because of its lackluster fame and mighty engine. Still, to this day, there aren’t many cars in the jeep category that can perform at the levels set by this remarkable car. The following table highlights the towing capacities of different cars that fall in the H1’s competition. There is only one car that surpasses the Hummer H1 in its towing capacity, and that is the 2006 International MXT that has a towing capacity of 40,000 pounds. However, this competition was somewhat unfair as this car was more of a truck than a regular jeep.

Year / Make / ModelMin. Towing Capacity (lbs.)Max. Towing Capacity (lbs.)
2006 Hummer H2<8,2008,200
2006 Jeep Commander<7,2007,200
2006 International MXT<4,000040,000

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